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Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 156, Issue 1, pp 211–215 | Cite as

Lateral ventricle’s choroid plexus tumors surgery in children: how I do it

  • Domenico d’AvellaEmail author
  • Marta Rossetto
  • Luca Denaro
  • Carmelo Lucio Sturiale
How I Do it - Brain Tumors

Abstract

Background

Choroid plexus tumors (CPTs) are intraventricular lesions originating from ventricular neuroepithelium and represent up to 4 % of brain neoplasms affecting pediatric population. They are more frequently benign papillomas, but malignant carcinomas can sometimes occur.

Method

The authors present a description of surgical approach for CPTs, particularly focusing on the complications related to the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation, which may affect outcome.

Conclusion

Microsurgical resection represents the first line treatment for CPTs. The goal is the complete removal of the tumor and the restoration of a physiological CSF circulation.

Keywords

Choroid plexus tumors Choroid plexus papillomas Intraventricular tumors Hydrocephalus Subdural collection 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The Authors recognise the important contribution of Roberto Faggin, M.D., and Luigi Tosatto, M.D., in the clinical management of patients.

Conflicts of interest

None.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Domenico d’Avella
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marta Rossetto
    • 1
  • Luca Denaro
    • 1
  • Carmelo Lucio Sturiale
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosciencesUniversity of PaduaPaduaItaly

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